Whether you've started traveling again after the pandemic-caused hiatus or not, these properties are bound to inspire and bring hope for the days ahead. The Tribù team stayed dreaming of faraway lands throughout, and we're eager to make travel a central part of our [your] lives again.
The following places are more than just a place to lay your head at night; they are an entire experience. From desert to sea, complete isolation to culturally-rich, and old to new, travel around the world with us to places that leave us asking, "Can we leave today?"
It’s a no-brainer that the first one on our list is Amangiri. Located in Canyon Point, Utah near the Arizona border, its secluded setting spreads 600 acres into extraordinary desert landscapes. A resort among red rocks, mesas, rolling hills, and gorges, Amangiri’s location alone is stunning, but what makes this place truly remarkable is its ode to ancient Navajo culture and the rawness in architecture that mirrors its surroundings. Every element is symbolic to Native American culture and its spiritual connection to the land.
Belmond Afloat in France
See the South of France from a different perspective: atop a luxury barge. Sure, it’s serene to experience a place by canal or river, but to be able to rest your head in comfort, see all stages of the day–from mist rising from the water to countrysides painted in gold–and eat gourmet meals all while afloat is downright impressive.
Belmond has seven barges that are available for private charters and accommodate anywhere between 4 to 12 passengers. Drift to Béziers, Arles, Saint-Léger or Avignon for tailored on-land adventures (think wine tasting, perusing French markets, or horseback riding), and come aboard to unwind and take in picturesque views in motion.
Bespoke Luxury Uyuni Salt Flats
Without a doubt, Airstream’s are iconic. And we get why: they attract outdoorsy and not-so-adventurous types alike for the retro aluminum exterior, convenience, and the comfort of being at home. We’ve seen them en route to national parks and campgrounds across the U.S. and popping up as stays on Airbnb, but our team is convinced there’s no location as dreamy as the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia to post up in an Airstream for a few days.
Yes, you can do that!
If you’ve seen photos of the largest salt flats in the world on Bolivia’s Andean plateau, it’s impossible to unsee them (and impossible not to add to your bucket list!). Covering an expansive 12,000 square kilometers, the sky meets an infinity of whiteness making it feel like you’ve stepped onto another planet. Like a surrealist painting, the landscape plays with your imagination, and its desolation is both eerie and enthralling.
&BEYOND Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge
In one of the most remote reaches of the Serengeti, &BEYOND Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge is a secluded 10-suite stay on the Grumeti River. This western section of the Tanzanian park is virtually untouched by humans: very few lodges are located here. Undergoing renovations and opening back up to guests in June, Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge’s restoration has gotten our attention.
With design elements that reflect the natural bow shape of the river and celebrate traditional Masai compounds called “manyatta”, the lodge combines the vibrancy of local culture, natural scenery, and luxury. The river with a congregation of wildlife is the backdrop to stone walls, woven textures, and kitenge fabrics. Watch the resident pod of hippo from the spacious deck, reserve a seat on a safari truck for twice-daily game drives, or take a dip in the plunge pool. There’s countless reasons to be excited about this property.
Sextantio Le Grotte della Civit
With preservation and restoration in mind, Sextantio Le Grotte della Civit is much more than a unique and beautiful property. A historic and cultural project that shines light on tradition, the hotel aims to maintain and reclaim the original building’s foundation or when necessary, replace it with mindful architectural fittings. Sextantio is located among rocks, caverns, and grottoes in the underworld of Sassi di Matera, the first UNESCO world heritage site in Southern Italy. The stay is inside of a romantic cave and deemed one of “the most extraordinary destinations in the world” by The New York Times. We're not surprised at all by that title. Let the photos speak for themselves.
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Perched on a limestone cliff along Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Alila Villas Uluwatu has a sleek and contemporary design with traditional Balinese accents (wood planes, stone, and rattan), and provides heart-stopping views of the Indian Ocean. With authenticity and purposeful travel at its forefront, Alila Villas Uluwatu is rooted in environmental sustainability and positive impact. The property was designed by award-winning sustainable architects, WOHA, uses lava rock as natural insulation to absorb heat; keeping air-conditioning use to a minimum, utilizes a Sustainability Lab for composting for an organic garden, and provides only biodegradable and compostable materials such as straws and dental kits. These eco-friendly shifts don’t undermine the richness of the property, and in turn, make guests more mindful about the impact they have on the world around them.